Hardwood decking is highly durable and hard wearing. Like any timber it does need to be maintained to retain the colour and for longevity. You can either go for an Australian
Hardwood is a reddish colour or imported hardwoods which offer longer lengths and lighter colours.
Treated pine decking
This is an affordable option, it’s readily available and easy to cut and fasten. Because it’s treated it will withstand rot, fungus and termites. This is fairly low maintenance with a decent power clean every year and fresh coat of paint or stain every 2-3 years. The downside is that treated pine has a lot of movement and prone to warping so you need to space the planks accordingly.
This is a new material on the market made from a combination of different materials namely wood and plastic. Composite decking is maintenance free, resistant to rot and termites and is UV stable.
Patio roof materials
Insulated patio ceiling
However being a man-made material, it is prone to scratches if for example furniture is dragged across which you can’t simply sand and varnish to hide.
Colorbond patio roof
A closed in insulated patio roof allows you to install down lights and becomes an extension of the room the roof comes off.
Colorbond steel patio roofing is commonly used on house roofs for its durability, longevity and it is flexibility allowing all you to create almost any shape that you desire. Colorbond also has 20 designer colours to choose from.
Polycarbonate patio roof
This type of roof is popular because it lets in the light while reflecting away heat and harmful UV rays, making the patio very comfortable during the hot QLD days.
Thatched patio roof
If you like the Bali. style then the thatched roofs will appeal. Made from grass they give that tranquil tropical look. They are particularly popular on freestanding pergolas and patios.